(New York Post) Jamie and Chloe O’Herlihy have a strong bond as siblings. They started out as brothers and now are sisters. During a trip home to their native Cork, Ireland, last summer, the then-brothers opened up to one another after struggling with their gender identities for years. Days later, the two came out as transgender.
“It’s a cliche to say, ‘I always knew,’ but I did and I just kept pushing it to the back of my mind,” 23-year-old Jamie tells Caters News. “Then I started doing some drag shows in the evenings and I realized how comfortable I felt dressed up.”
Unable to stay silent any longer, Jamie came clean to Chloe — then Daniel — in summer 2015.
“I tried to ignore it but it got to the point where when the morning came round, I didn’t want to take off the drag because it was a better representation of me than I was,” she said. “So I came out to Chloe and our mum last summer, and by November I had come out to all my friends and colleagues.”
While both are planning to go under the knife for gender reassignment surgery, Chloe is still coming to terms with the fact that she and Jamie were both waging a war within themselves.